Last year, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets decided to move on from long time coach Paul Johnson and bring in Temple head coach Geoff Collins. This upset many people and was widely regarded as a bad move.
Well, unless you’re a Georgia Tech fan.
To those unaware, Georgia Tech was one of the last places you could see the remnants of the earliest forms of football: the flexbone offense. Three yards and a cloud of dust. When operating smoothly it is a beautiful thing to watch and a frustrating thing to defend.
However, they haven’t completely moved on. There’s still some option DNA in them, even as they try to transition to a more modern approach.
On the surface Geoff Collins’s first year as head coach was a failure. They only won three games and went 2-7 against Power 5 opponents. The lone wins were Miami and NC State. However, Georgia Tech fans remain cautiously optimistic. Perhaps it’s in their nature. Perhaps it’s because they now sit in one of the best recruiting hubs in the country with an offense that is a lot easier to market.
Let’s take a look at how Collins and the staff integrate two seemingly polarizing concepts, the spread and the option, into one offensive scheme.
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After watching, what are your thoughts? Does Tech present something different than what you thought? How does Florida State matchup? Drop your musings in the comment section.